Has anybody made a unicycle style wheel somehow? I am building an adult sized big wheel and short of buying a unicycle hub/wheel I'm not sure how to make it work. I have a large kids trike with a big pneumatic tire in the front and I was thinking of welding the entire wheel inside a 26" rim somehow, does anyone think that would actually work?
I've contemplated cutting a BB shell and spindle in half, then attaching them to hub somehow. The fork would then be welded to the BB shell and the cranks would just attach to the spindle. It would probably have huge Q factor, but whatever.
The fork ends hold the outer ring of the bearings of the hub.
I had been thinking about making a unicycle hub. I think the easiest (and it's not easy) way would be to take a steel BMX hub (BMX, because it has larger axle diameters), immobilize the bearings (e.g. weld them in place), somehow attach bearings on the axle (hold them in place by e.g. nuts or machined bearing holders) and then attach cottered cranks to the axle.
But that is so much work, I don't think it's worth it...